Saturday, 7 February 2015

1st National Festival of LGBT History 2015

This Valentines' Weekend Manchester plays host to the first ever National Festival of LGBT History. How romantic, 'eh?

The festival is spread over the coming week, with the majority of events, theatre performances, talks and tours happening over the weekend. Centred around Manchester Central Library on Valentines' Day itself and over at The People's History Museum on the Sunday, the festival boasts a schedule filled with everything from family friendly activities through to sex and scandal on the stage!


Now, I could go all Foucault on your arse and say that the notion of an "LGBT History," is inherently problematic yadayadayada, but it looks like a great excuse to talk about gayness in Central Library (as if I needed an excuse...) so quit ya problematising and pull up a chair.

Highlights from the festival schedule:
 


A Very Victorian Scandal, a drama in three parts (Patron: Russell T Davis)

Via Fossa, Canal Street, Friday
Manchester Central Library, St, Peter's Square Saturday 
The People's History Museum, Spinningfields, Sunday
 
FREE ticketed event

Stephen Boyce's diversity lessons for children + his 'how to do diversity lessons' lessons

Manchester Central Library, St, Peter's Square Saturday 
The People's History Museum, Spinningfields, Sunday

FREE

Lesbian and Gay Foundation Archive Tours

Archives+ at Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square, Saturday

FREE
Peter Tatchell's Commonwealth Homophobia and our colonial legacy, a lecture

The People's History Museum, Spinningfields, Sunday

FREE

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